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About ShinyDiscoBall

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  1. Is this a new thing with those mentioned above, or have they been closing mid week for a while? Would be a shame. Weekdays are so much better than weekends if you can get the time off.
  2. ShinyDiscoBall

    Do you reckon we'll get another blast of winter?

    Right now it sure doesn't feel like it! But we can hope. Still get yourself in a 'spring ski' mindset and it can be a lot of fun. I think the biggest concern is if ski jo might have to close early if this spring continues.
  3. ShinyDiscoBall

    Best place to buy a Snowboard in Niseko

    Not Niseko-specific, but: I would personally totally recommend that you buy a snowboard before you go to a ski resort area. You are going to be paying a premium if you buy at a ski resort - and you surely won't have the same choice either. There may be some exceptions (ie. special sale or whatever), but they won't be the norm.
  4. ShinyDiscoBall

    Good movies you've seen recently

    Last night I watched the Rob Zombie remake of "Halloween". Bloody hell it was crap.
  5. ShinyDiscoBall

    Tokyo Sky Tree

    Doesn't impress me.
  6. ShinyDiscoBall

    The FOOTBALL Thread (2014-2015)

    Gutted to be drawn back at the end there. And that we didn't give United defence more of a problem.
  7. ShinyDiscoBall

    The FOOTBALL Thread (2014-2015)

    Moyes took over the champions of England. LvG took over a bunch of losers.
  8. I am going to go to Kawaba this coming season. Top of my list of new places to get to.
  9. Be careful with them... a single tea-tray lift ain't the same as a gondola!
  10. ShinyDiscoBall

    New Car

    No-one on here, that's for sure!
  11. ShinyDiscoBall

    The FOOTBALL Thread (2014-2015)

    Looking forward to the game.
  12. ShinyDiscoBall

    About import taxes

    Yes me too, but this time the takyubin guy wanted. I'm guessing that after lots of people putting it in the bin, perhaps this is the new way. If you don't have a choice, what can you do?
  13. I recall similar kind of frustrations but... Just had to hand over over 3000 yen to receive some boots I bought. They came via DHL. On the slip it says Import duty - 1200 yen Consumption tax - 1200 yen Duty handling fee - 1080 yen WTF? And is there any way to predict this? Is there a price list somewhere, or do they just slap on whatever they want? Basically can't receive the package if I dont pay so there's zero choice. Bad mood.


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